Charitable Gift Annuity

Hot Charitable Gift Annuity Sale!
“Last Chance CGA. Come and Get It!”​
By: Viken Mikaelian

Some vendors are enticing nonprofits to convince donors to “buy now” before the bottom falls out with rate cuts of 0.3% to 0.5%. (And collectively spread fear that CGAs will soon become a bad idea for the foreseeable future … ) Advocating CGA rates erode brand equity because they focus on timing the market versus adhering to long-term goals.

Gift Horse
Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth
By: Viken Mikaelian

Wouldn’t it be great if every donor simply gave cash or publicly traded stock? And, did not ask for a pledge period of greater than five years?

While most donors do fit this description, there are others who present challenges in terms of the proposed structure of their gifts.